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Weather Sealing: 5D3 vs. 5D2 vs. D800 Diagrams
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:13:17 AM »
I put together the weather-sealing diagrams from Canon and Nikon on these cameras and it looks like the 5D3 is more robustly sealed. The 5D3 is also quite a bit better then the 5D2 it replaces with a larger use of gaskets around many of the dials. Canon seems to have done well sealing this body for the elements. Both bodies look great though in general.

I notice the 5D3 has additional sealing in the top LCD, the mounting brackets for the camera strap, tripod mount, diopter adjustment wheel and two switches on the back of the D800 which lack any sealing (from these diagrams). Not sure of the function of these switches so I don't know if sealing would be required, but I am guessing they would be. But who knows :D

Just a little side by side comparison:



And the 5D2:



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Weather Sealing: 5D3 vs. 5D2 vs. D800 Diagrams
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Re: Weather Sealing: 5D3 vs. 5D2 vs. D800 Diagrams
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 10:07:18 AM »
What's the difference between the red and the green colourings?  Presumably red=good, because I noticed that the Mark 3 has red around the joystick.  On my 40D, that's the first thing to stop working when it gets wet.
5D Mark III, 40D, 1V.  Bunch of strobes, lenses and other bits.
They're, their, there, it's, its, too, to, than, then, you're, your.  One lens, two lenses, the lens's aperture.

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Re: Weather Sealing: 5D3 vs. 5D2 vs. D800 Diagrams
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 10:07:18 AM »